Nichole earned her MFA at the University of Virginia, where she taught

creative writing, including a course on “Unearthing Fiction” at the Albert

and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Recent work has appeared

in Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, Lit Hub, and the Los Angeles Review

of Books. She has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, the Community

of Writers, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for her memoir-in-progress Come Clean with Us. 

Nichole has taught courses on book publishing at Writer House

(Charlottesville) and the Backspace Writers' Conference (New York). She

has also worked in public services at the Small Special Collections Library,

as a reader for the Levine Greenberg Rostan Agency, and as a fromagère

on La Ferme des Cascades in Sazos, France.

In a previous life (i.e. as a teenager) she played piano and saxophone. Her most memorable performance was with the world-renowned 

Young @ Heart Chorus at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, 

Massachusetts. She grew up in Western Mass and lives in California.